I have a similar tale that presents like a mirror opposite to your own. It involves a fellow I knew for over thirty years, whom I will call Bill. Now Bill was a real rough and tumble type of bloke, brave and loyal. Feared and loved in equal measure.Honestly I don’t have an issue with anyone who believes in the sky fairy and think this completes their lives for whatever reason.
My own wife’s mother died of lung cancer having never had a ciggie in her life and I’ve never seen anyone so at peace towards the end of her life.
She was a devout , and I do mean devout, Catholic who went to church about 3-4 times a week.
She asked me when I asked Mrs MFB’s parents for permission to marry her ( yes you did that in the 70’s) and she asked me if I’d become a Catholic.
“ **** no “ I said and if that’s a requirement for permission the deals off the table.
Well, didn’t that cause some issues at the time?
Grant you different times, but someone else pushing their religious beliefs on you is, in my opinion, a low act.